MAGGI DAWN left Cambridge this summer to become Associate Dean for Marquand Chapel, and Associate Professor (Adj) of Theology and Literature at Yale University (lucky her, lucky them); her friends and admirers here in the UK waved her off, slightly dreading the thought that distance and busyness might conspire to deprive us of her friendship and her wisdom. Our fears were unfounded. Maggi has kept in touch. Maggi’s still blogging. Here’s a snippet from today’s (I think important) piece on Liturgy … but don’t rest there: click on the link and enjoy the whole thing. (Thanks Maggi. And Shalom from the UK).
… liturgy might legitimately be said to be work that is first for God, that also transforms our world and benefits people. But liturgy isn’t mine or yours. And it isn’t a mandate for “the people” to do whatever they like in church, regardless of tradition or order. In short, it’s not about me.